Looks like it’s going to get hot this summer after all, so we might as well embrace the heat by pedaling around Austin on a bicycle and jumping into as many swimming holes as possible.
Join Bike Austin for its scorching annual Hottest Day of the Year Ride on Saturday, Aug. 8. The ride begins at 2 p.m. at three separate locations – Wheatsville South, 4001 South Lamar Boulevard; Performance Bike, 2900 West Anderson Lane; and in.gredients, 2610 Manor Road. Routes vary from 6 to 11 miles.
The point? To remind people that if you dress right, hydrate and keep an open mind, biking to the park, pool, cafe or ice cream shop is doable and fun for all ages and abilities.
Ride participants will get free snacks and beverages from Wheatsville Co-Op and Royal Blue Grocery, 10 cool swimming spots and a custom bandana. Proceeds will benefit Bike Austin’s Education Fund.
Tickets are $5 for members or $10 for non-members and include access to the post-ride party at 5 p.m. at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard. There will be live music and Bike Austin president Erick Benz will give an update on future plans.
Wear sunscreen. Bring water, swimwear, a spare bike tube, lock, cash for food and lights for the ride home afterward. Helmets are recommended.